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The WELL Building Standard

A high performace building standard focused on people

What is the WELL Building Standard?

The WELL Building Standard is a rating system that focuses on how buildings affect human health and wellness. Launched in 2014, the WELL Building Standard has helped guide the design of thousands of buildings around the world, giving them clear guidelines for creating spaces that keep people healthy and productive.

By crafting spaces that adhere to the WELL Building Standard, facilities are not only better equipped to serve the people inside, but they also see long-term energy efficiency savings, facilitates greater occupancy demand, and provides the satisfaction of creating environments built for a brighter, healthier future.

How can the WELL Building Standard and Sloan help you?

The WELL v2 Building Standard is the most robust standard for advancing health and well-being. Sloan has a range of products to help you rise to the standard and earn certification for your building.

Alignment with LEED

  • 5 WELL features align to the LEEDv4 BD+C Rating System
  • 6 WELL features partially align to the LEEDv4 BD+C Rating System
  • 17 WELL features directly relate to the LEEDv4 BD+C Rating System
The WELL Crosswalks align with all of the LEED frameworks, including BD+C, ID+C and O+M.

Explore the WELL Crosswalks

Discover Sloan Products

Understanding which Sloan products meet the WELL Building Standard for water and materials is easy with our product guide.

W08 Hygiene Support

Part 1: Provide Bathroom and Handwashing Accommodations

The project provides, at minimum, the following in all sinks where handwashing is expected (e.g., bathrooms, break rooms, and wellness rooms):

2 Wellness Points Earned

Fragrance-free liquid hand soap dispensed through one of the following:

  1. Sealed disposable dispensers equipped with soap cartridges.
  2. Dispensers with detachable and closed containers for soap refill. Soap containers must be washed and disinfected when emptied, before refilling.

Sloan offers soap dispenser options that adhere to WELL v2 Standards for handwashing.

Hand dryers equipped with a HEPA filter. Filter replacement and equipment maintenance are carried out per manufacturer’s instructions. This method is not available for healthcare projects.

Sloan hand dryers offer a hygienic hand drying experience.

Signage displaying steps for proper handwashing.

Sloan BASYS® Guided Handwashing Faucets create an intuitive hand-hygiene experience.


W08 Hygiene Support

Part 2: Enhance Bathroom Accommodations

For all spaces except dwelling units. All bathrooms meet the following:

1 Wellness Point Earned

Toilets are equipped with hands-free flushing.

Sloan’s flushometer product lines include a full range of hands-free options.

Contactless soap dispensers and hand drying.

Sloan soap dispensers and hand dryers offer a hygienic handwashing experience.

Faucets meet the follwing:

  1. Sensor-activated
  2. Equipped with a programmable line-purge system
  3. If mixing is used, hot- and cold-water lines are mixed at the point of use.

All of Sloan’s faucets include state-of-the-art, touch-free technology and on-command line purge capabilities.


W08 Hygiene Support

Part 3: Support Effective Handwashing

All sinks where handwashing is expected (e.g., kitchens, bathrooms, break rooms, and wellness rooms), meet the following requirements:

1 Wellness Point Earned

The faucet design prevents the water column from flowing directly into the drain or a sink drain stopper is installed.

Water does not splash outside the sink when the faucet is fully open.

Newly installed sinks meet the following design parameters:

  1. The sink basin is at least 9 inches in width and length.
  2. The water column from the sink to the basin is at least 6 inches in length (measured along flow of water, even if at an angle).
  3. The water column is at least 3 inches away from any edge of the sink.

SloanStone® sinks offer wellness-enhancing design and functionality.


W09 Onsite Non-potable Water Reuse

Implement Safety Plan for Non-potable Water Capture and Reuse

The following requirement is met:

2 Wellness Points Earned

Projects provide visual evidence of conspicuous signage to occupants to help them to clearly distinguish potable from non-potable water (where applicable) as well as informative displays to highlight the safety features and conservation goals of the non-potable water system.

Sloan products prioritize safety and hygiene.

Ready to get WELL?

Giving your project the human advantage with a WELLv2 certification can help your facility make more people feel at home and drive demand. A simple certification process run by Green Business Certification, Inc. is all it takes.

Get certified